KARACHI: The education steering committee approved the recommendation, put forward by the sub-committee, of promoting students from grades 9 to 12 to the next classes without examinations.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani chaired a meeting of the education steering committee at the Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday, where the members of the committee were informed about the sub-committee's recommendations regarding the promotion of students.
The steering committee decided that students who had failed in two subjects in the previous examinations would be given marks after considering their standing in other subjects, while those who had failed in more than two subjects will only be awarded passing marks.
Furthermore, students who had applied for improvement may either accept three extra marks in those subjects or reappear in examinations at an undecided date in the future.
The committee further decided that private schools may begin online classes without calling students to school physically, while parents or staff members called to the premises must follow health advisories.
Moreover, it was decided that parents should pay tuition fees regularly to allow schools to bear their expenses.
Ghani also formed a sub-committee to address concerns about promotions, the new academic year, reopening of schools and standard operating procedures for when schools open.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 3rd, 2020.
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